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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-17-2012, 02:12 PM
Replies: 3,392
Views: 206,841
Posted By RainierDOG
Cashmere -Hood River. WABDR

Anyone want to go? Soon...
Forum: Ride reports 04-03-2012, 12:42 AM
Replies: 2,166
Views: 791,706
Posted By RainierDOG
South America trip

Just returned from SA, 7000 miles, Peru-Bolivia-Argentina-Chile. Anyone wants current road conditions and routes let me know
Forum: Ride reports 04-03-2012, 12:32 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 25,857
Posted By RainierDOG
Yunnan

Can you help me rent or buy 4 bikes for a Yunnan/Tibet tour?
Forum: Ride reports 03-20-2012, 06:54 PM
Replies: 476
Views: 82,785
Posted By RainierDOG
Will be easy

Have your ride and ride like the locals and you be OK like the locals. Otherwise, be a gringo and accept the consequences.
Forum: Ride reports 03-06-2012, 05:31 PM
Replies: 409
Views: 186,214
Posted By RainierDOG
Mind & money & minimal

Two ways to travel: go with the flow or check-list. We remember years later the things that pierced our senses.
Forum: Ride reports 03-06-2012, 12:42 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 16,504
Posted By RainierDOG
Baja GPS tracks/routes for big bikes (BMW 1200 GS)

I just got back from South America, my bike is arriving by ship from Santiago to Long Beach in April, and I want to do a non-pavement, 1200 GS friendly trip Tijuana/Tecate to Cabo, return hwy 1...
Forum: Asia Pacific 07-08-2011, 11:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,317
Posted By RainierDOG
Japan Sept 2011

I'll go.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-28-2011, 01:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,707
Posted By RainierDOG
Will not start in gear

1200 gs only starts in 0/Neutral; will not start in 1st gear with clutch in
How do I adjust to operate correctly?
Forum: Racing 02-15-2011, 08:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,007
Posted By RainierDOG
Dakar training

I'm interested. Located Tacoma, WA
Forum: Racing 02-15-2011, 05:06 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 15,630
Posted By RainierDOG
Dos Sertoes

What is the entry fee, and other fees?
I would like to talk to you on the phone sometime for details.
RGA
Tacoma, WA
Forum: EMEA 02-13-2011, 11:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,290
Posted By RainierDOG
Giant Loop bags

Marc

I am buying 3 Giant Loop bags, I'm friends with the owner in Oregon, and will bring one with me in exchange for your 1 week bike rental. Please advise the details and dates. I ride a 12G,...
Forum: Americas 02-13-2011, 10:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,994
Posted By RainierDOG
Comparison shopping

One approach to decide spending $1500 on Baja with a professional tour group is to compare what other things would be important to you to buy or do with the money. Then just compare them and choose...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-12-2011, 05:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,238
Posted By RainierDOG
my iPhone experience:

.............
1 Ram snap in mount; never has popped out after crashing 20 times
2 Gorilla tape back glass, leave lense opening; use rubber bumper all round
3 Plug-in 12 v
4 If its raining or...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Rockies 07-09-2010, 10:47 PM
Replies: 572
Views: 141,773
Posted By RainierDOG
BigDogs CD Ride.gpx

Sorry to be so dumb, how do I import this 1.2 mb .gpx file?

I used your Copper Canyon files, they were great!

thx

RainierDog
Tacoma, WA
Forum: GPS Tracks - West & PNW 05-30-2010, 02:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,016
Posted By RainierDOG
Dual Sport tracks needed too

.gpx routes/waypoints appreciated WA state for my iPhone.
Forum: Americas 04-28-2010, 10:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,471
Posted By RainierDOG
March 2010 trip

I had a great trip on my 2005 1200 GS.
Alamos-Chinipas-Bahuichivo-Urique-El Fuerte. 200 miles, 3 days 2 nites.
I did not travel the Creel-Batopilas route.
I downloaded tracks and waypoints from...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-19-2010, 11:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,407
Posted By RainierDOG
Love my 2005

Just buy it, its awesome, it will go anywhere you want it, its all about you, crashing isn't such a bad thing.
Forum: Ride reports 04-12-2010, 02:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 644
Posted By RainierDOG
Copper Canyon photos

some photos
Forum: Ride reports 04-12-2010, 01:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 644
Posted By RainierDOG
Copper Canyon March 19-22, 2010

I rode this route on my 2005 BMW 1200 GS w/Tourance tires:

Alamos-Los Tanques-Chinipas-Temoris-Bahuchivo-Urique-Meso Arturo-Tubares-Choix-El Fuerte

Alamos-Chinipas: 5 hrs, tough, rocky,...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 04-12-2010, 01:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,657
Posted By RainierDOG
.gpx download

I cannot download the .gpx files of yours to my iPhone.
it has .gpxwebloc, instead of .gpx.
any ideas; thx!
Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 04-12-2010, 11:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,657
Posted By RainierDOG
Pony Express trail

how much was dirt road, how much asphalt?
riding a 1200 GS, prefer dirt road
also how much private property obstacles?
Forum: Americas 04-11-2010, 11:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 979
Posted By RainierDOG
Hotels

I like Banamachi a lot; yet the Posada is 500 pesos, the CO couple a couple blocks away is nicer, no restaurant, comparable price, regatear, si?
Rosario - 2 places Palmera, muy malo 350 pesos, nice...
Forum: Americas 04-07-2010, 05:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,064
Posted By RainierDOG
Chinipas Urique

I just completed a trip end March 2010 to Copper Canyon.
Alamos-Chinipas-Bauichivo-Urique-Tubares-El Fuerte
awesome.
i'll give you more info later;
rga
Forum: Americas 03-10-2010, 12:19 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,126
Posted By RainierDOG
Queretero immersion

I am interested in taking a similar class. Could you please provide me details? I am travelling Tucson - Rio Sonora Valley - Alamos - Urique - Creel - Madera - Tucson in mid/late March.
I hope...
Forum: Americas 03-09-2010, 01:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 478
Posted By RainierDOG
Copper Canyon - March

Tucson - Copper Canyon via 1200 GS.
Great route, 7 days, 2-3 riders total.
Ask for an email and I will send you details and itinerary.
Vamos!!
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-08-2010, 11:10 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 14,525
Posted By RainierDOG
you cache the maps beforehand depending where you...

you cache the maps beforehand depending where you are going
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-08-2010, 11:09 AM
Replies: 2,933
Views: 400,552
Posted By RainierDOG
iPhone

iPhone with Accuterra, MotionX-GPS, Mapquest. you're done. Cost: $10.00
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-08-2010, 11:07 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 31,142
Posted By RainierDOG
Accuterra works

Absolutely. I used Accuterra recently, just entered all the waypoints by double clicking the touch screen, and the display would show terrain/road/satellite.
Also MotionX-GPS is awesome.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-08-2010, 11:03 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 31,142
Posted By RainierDOG
I say YES! I was ready to purchase the 276 for...

I say YES! I was ready to purchase the 276 for my 1200 GS, but after
adding up everything: gps, mount, programs, etc. it was $1000! Instead I have made the effort to employ my iPhone and the GPS...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-07-2010, 07:08 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 14,525
Posted By RainierDOG
MotionX-GPS

WHO HAS USED MOTIONX-GPS FOR iPHONE???
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-07-2010, 07:06 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 14,525
Posted By RainierDOG
IPhone Maps

Yes, you cache the areas/maps you want (up to 500 MB), and they are
STORED on the iPhone (16 gb).
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-07-2010, 07:03 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 14,525
Posted By RainierDOG
MotionX-GPS

have you tried MotionX?
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-07-2010, 07:02 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 14,525
Posted By RainierDOG
Have you used MotionX?

Have you used MotionX?
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-07-2010, 07:00 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 14,525
Posted By RainierDOG
MotionX-GPS

OK OK OK, so all the negative feedback about the iPhone for
navigation. So who has exhaustively used MotionX and what's the feedback.

Hey, let's get the facts, not some notions. It reminds me...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-07-2010, 06:56 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 14,525
Posted By RainierDOG
iPhone

iPhone is awesome so far for me, I use MotionX-GPS to import .gpx files, plenty of RAM MB for all the waypoints and routes you want.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-07-2010, 06:55 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 14,525
Posted By RainierDOG
Ram iPhone

I use the Ram iPhone handlebar mounts; hasn't come off yet in my crashes, if you're you're not sure, put a couple rubber bands around it. beats the Touratech $200 mount
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-07-2010, 03:13 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 14,525
Posted By RainierDOG
iPhone GPS

Who else is using the iPhone for their GPS?
I've have installed Apps: Mapquest, MotionX-GPS, and Accuterra, they work great. I download .gpx files on to MotionX.
Forum: GPS Tracks - Mexico, Central & South America 03-07-2010, 03:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,176
Posted By RainierDOG
Bato-Choix

ok great, i'll try these; thx!
Forum: GPS Tracks - Mexico, Central & South America 03-01-2010, 09:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,176
Posted By RainierDOG
Urique trip

I am planning a trip in March. Alamos-Choix-Tubares-Urique.
Have you left yet? I could use some help on the routing.
I use my iPhone with Accuterra and MotionX GPS and download the .gpx routes...
Forum: Americas 03-01-2010, 09:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 522
Posted By RainierDOG
ready to go?

what's the weather report?
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